Announcing LNvis — A Lightning Network Visualizer
I’ve been working on an OpenGL Lighting Network visualizer written in C + nanovg with no dependencies except for glfw. I thought I would release the alpha for testing.
It currently has only been tested on Linux, but the plan is to port it to MacOS/Windows with proper binaries for the beta release.
How it works
LNvis renders the Lightning Network channel gossip, which include nodes and the edges (channels) between those nodes.
- Channels are colored by the node that opened the channel
- Channel widths are rendered proportional to the capacity
- Right clicking a node filters the view to that node and its neighbors
- Dragging a node in any view will focus that node and its neihbors
That’s about it for now. Next things that I think would be fun to have:
- Filter by alias/id in the UI
- “Google Maps” mode for highlighting potential routes between nodes
- Realtime channel updates from network gossip
Any other ideas and suggesstions would be great.